Insulin & needle travel case

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Project by MadMark posted 03-31-2016 01:27 AM 1623 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Insulin diabetics need to carry insulin, needles & swabs when travelling. With this case you can carry two bottles of insulin, six 100U needles and a dozen alcohol pads.

The case inside is tightly fitted and nothing moves with handling.

The end dado for the sliding top is 1/32” smaller than the side sliding dados. The top will not fit until the bottom lip of the end is bevelled slightly. The means when the box lid is seated it will not fall open.

It was made from some 1/4” (resawn) cherry scraps.

2-1/2” x 3-1/4” x 7”

The end cutoff to allow the top to slide is used as the handle.

It was finished with a ‘slop coat’ of straight semi-gloss poly.


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-31-2016 01:39 AM

Well done on the case, Mark!!


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#2 posted 03-31-2016 04:07 AM

Yes! Very well done… COOL design… Easy Management… items at fingertips… etc. A Needed item if you’re on insulin.

I have Type 2 diabetes… don’t need needles, etc. Just use a little purse to hold measuring device, needle skin pricker, test strips, & 3×5 card to record results.

Very good use of scraps…

COOL Project!

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#3 posted 03-31-2016 03:35 PM

Great Idea and nice work!

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#4 posted 03-31-2016 05:06 PM

Wooden containers for medical instruments an remedies is something you dont see werry often. Great idea. Could easily see this expanded into similar needs.

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#5 posted 04-02-2016 07:23 AM

Others will think you are a chess player ;)


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#6 posted 04-02-2016 02:48 PM

Excellent device, and well done! I’m a Type-1 Diabetic, and can see the usefulness of this type storage.
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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